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america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who lie in background checks. school flexibility to use federal money for safe
to curb gun violence. the nash rifle association opposes any new gun laws. jackie spear is calling on the president to use his executive powers to act. >> i recommended that he do by executive action as much as he can, because i am not very confident that this congress is going to have the guts to do what's right. >> the task force recommendations are expected to include requiring background checks for all gun purchases, a limit on the numbers of bullets allowed in magazines, and a new ban on assault weapons. >>> in the bay area, a gun buy back is scheduled for tomorrow in marin county. from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. >>> u.s. supreme court justice clarence thomas broke a 7-year long silence today when he spoke out loud during oral arguments, but he broke he violence not with a question, but a joke. thomas is known for rarely commenting from the bench. in fact, the last time he did so during a case was february of 2006. but today, during arguments, he made a joke about ivy league lawyers, poking fun at yale, where he graduated from law school. >> u.s. defense secretary said the obama
. the state is significantly advanced when it comes to adopts new highway laws. >>> facebook announced a new feature that will help users make more friends and new discoveries on the networking site. it could be quite some time before most people get to try it out. robert handa reports. >> reporter: news agencies came from around the world for facebook's new release. mark zuckerberg unveiled the grass search. >> that was really one-half of the equation. now people are going to have the ability to discover. >> reporter: enderly says helping people with shared interests connect could help people. but criticized facebook limited to bata use and still years away from most users. >> how they presented it was horrid. at the end of the day it was presented as another search feature. kind of a linked in light. >> reporter: people we talked to ranged from optimistic to disappointed. zuckerberg emphasizes monitoring the limited users will be key in improving and expanding grab search. in menlo park, robert handa, ktvu news. >>> my space unveiled its newly redesigned website entizing the public with t
ago tonight we were telling you about the 6.6 earthquake that hit north ridge. since then laws have changed to make freeways, bridges and overpasses safer. quake experts fear many californians have grown complacent since then and are not prepared for the next big one. >>> a movie is in the works about the penn state sex abuse scandal and al pacino has signed on to play joe paterno. it'll be directed by the director of scar face which also starred pacino. it's about the late coach's final years. >>> in the running, the popular sporting event that lake tahoe is hoping to host in the coming years. >>> a reminder you can get the ktvu app to go. watch all of our newscasts live on your mobile device. >>> lake tahoe is in the running to host the x games from 2014 to 2017. espn released the possible places. the sports organizing committee is sponsoring the bid. the group was put together to bring sports events to the bay area. >>> and a big big event at the dome. >> not their best venue as you would say. somehow their still four point favorites. former cal player tony gonzalez made this pla
executive orders that beefed up existing gun control law. the fierce senate hearings on the president's proposals are schedule for the end month. >>> there were separate shoots at gun shows across the nation today. in raleigh, north carolina, police say three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired. the owner brought it to the gown show to sell and didn't unload it. in minneapolis a man shot himself in the hand. and in medina, ohio a gun dealer found the he was checking out was loaded when he pulled the trigger and discharged. it wounded a bystander in the arm and leg. >>> those shootings came as hundreds of gun right activists took part in rallies at capitols today. >> today's event was one of several progun protests nationwide. many of the activists today said the proposed bans on some assault weapons and high capacity clips are just another way for the government to chip away at the 2nd amendment. >>> today was declared gun appreciation day by the group guns across america and urged gun owners to go to gun stores and ranges to accepted a message to congress and presi
stores and hotels and gave law enforcement time to prepare for an estimated 30,000 people many of who arrived by car. >> we stayed in capitola thinking it was going to be a short up the one. >> these fans ditched their car and opted walking a mile. >> we think siting in this traffic is going to take longer than we just walking. >> reporter: the surf action could only be viewed from a designated lot behind the oceana hotel. a place where tons of people were. some people compared this outdoor venue into a concert. but as long as there was a jumbotron showing the action no one seemed to mind. >> for more on the competition, you have to check it out go to our website ktvu.com and click on the mavericks tab. >>> san francisco authorities released the name of a 26-year- old man who was shot to death yesterday while driving near japan town. the victim was identified as jamal gaines of san francisco. jamal was driving a car last night when someone opened fire on his vehicle near gary and fillmore. he was struck by one bullet. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. the gunm
to teach law. >>> uc berkeley says it's received a report number of applications for the next freshman class. some 67,000 people have applied. that's a 10% hike from last year when 61,000 tried to get in. freshman applicants can expect to hear if they were expected on march 28. transfer students will know on april 26th. >>> california's latest employment report shows job growth holding steady statewide while the bay area saw its best year in more than a decade. unemployment remained at 9.8% that's the same as december. the nine county region added more than 91,000 jobs that's the best annual growth in a dozen years since 2000. that's when the bay area added 129,000 jobs at the height of the dot com surge. >>> the dow is at its highest point since the market bottomed out in march 2009. >> we're at a high since the recession started, one two as traders like to say the trend is your friend and the trend over the past four months is up. >> here's a five year chart of the dow from january 2008 until now. u.s. markets are closed on monday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> elite sur
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